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Cinema, History & Politics, Italian American Issues

Stonebreakers

Followed by Panel and Q&A

Date
October 2, 2023
Time
6:30 pm
Overview

Screening
Stonebreakers
(2022, Documentary, 70 min.)

Written and Directed by
Valerio Ciriaci

Produced by
Awèn Films

with the support of
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

Followed by a Q&A with the director in conversation with:
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, NYU
Joseph Sciorra, CUNY
Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Kasike of the Guainía Taíno Tribe and organizer of Indigenous Peoples’ Day NYC
Isaak Liptzin, producer/cinematographer

In ENGLISH

 

Stonebreakers chronicles the conflicts around monuments that arose in the United States during the George Floyd protests and the 2020 presidential election. As statues of Columbus, Confederates and Founding Fathers fall from their pedestals, the nation’s triumphalist myths are called into question. By exploring the shifting landscapes of American monumentality, the film interrogates the link between history and political action in a nation that must confront its past now more urgently than ever.